many ask for cheap stays...since i live here i never need one myself, but these are the ones i know others has used when they are on a budget
haraldsheimen youth hostel http://eng.haraldsheim.no/
rica travel hotel http://www.rica-hotels.com/index.cfm?oa=hotel.display&con=434
cochs pensjonat http://www.cochspensjonat.no/englishindex.html
anker hostel http://www.ankerhostel.no/?lang=44
Oslo Vandrerhjem Haraldsheim is a cheap hostel/backpacker place with many rooms located close to the city center of Oslo while still close to nature. They have rooms with showers and kitchens are available as well as some breakfast and luch offers. They have a brif videoglimpse of their facilities at this link:
The place has got a nice view over the Oslofjord and the city and is suitable for those seeking cheap accomodations.
Directions: Nearby the Sinsen roadcrossing -
This hostel is located a bit outside of town, but both trams, buses and trains run frequently. There is also a metrostation not so far away (recently opened).
To get here take one of the following:
- Tram 15 or 17 to Sinsenkrysset, cross the plain and walk up the hill.
- Bus 31 or 32 to Sinsenkrysset
- Train to Grefsen station
- Metro to Storo
It's open 24 hours a day, except 23th Dec to 2nd Jan. It might be best to make a reservation because it is often fully booked.
Prices pr pers with shared bath (in NOK):
4-bed dorm; 175,-
Doubleroom (bunkbeds); 410,-
Prices pr pers with private bath (in NOK):
4-bed dorm; 195,-
Doubleroom (bunkbeds); 490,-
If you're not a member of Hostelling International it's an additional 25,- pr room.
All prices include breakfast, kitchen and laundry room.
Haraldsheim Youth Hostel is a member of Hostelling International. It is probely one of the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The rooms a good and cozy. It does the best breakfast I have ever had in a hostel. It also does have a great TV lounge and libary. It does good frozen meal in the evening which are around 20nkr very cheap for Norway. A fit far from the city but well worth it. Take the train to Storo. Turn left and te station then turn left again the hsotel is a 5 min walk from the station.
Unique Quality: Grat view of Oslo and the Oslo Fjord.
Directions: Take train from City centre to Storo. Turn left at the station . Head in the direct of a reb bricked NSB station. Keep walking down the road for 5 mins. You will se a big hill the hostel in on top of that hill.
Ok, this tip is about the hostel, but honestly, I didn't stay there. I was staying ritght at the other side of the highway, in a student residence, Aker Studenthjem, that you can see in the picture.
The hostel seemed to be nice, very close to public transport and in a quite area. There are fields in front of it, to playfootball, or, as it is downhill, going sledging in winter.
Directions: Take tram 17 to Synsekrysset, then go uphill, (not very steep though). I'm sure you'll find it easily.
If you see on your right the building in the picture you're at the right stop ; -))
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